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Monday Pebble Report: Matzek cruises to another victory, Helton get three hits, more

AAA - Colorado Springs: W 5-1 (48-60)
Chaz Roe tossed six innings of one-run ball, striking out six while allowing six hits and two walks. He improved to 7-11 on the season, and continues to show strings of dominance but hasn't been able to consistently put things together. Meanwhile on the offensive side, Matt Miller and Brad Eldred each went 2-for-4 with a homer, while Kaz Matsui and Cole Garner contributed two hits apiece as well. Scott Rice, Andrew Johnston, and Matt Reynolds combined for three innings of scoreless relief to close things out.

AA - Tulsa: L 4-1 (51-54)
The Drillers' offense (or lack thereof) and Al Alburquerque squandered a pretty good outing by Greg Reynolds. Reynolds gave up just one run on five hits and two walks, and he struck out five. However, Tulsa's offense only got three hits, and Alburquerque's eighth inning blowup that saw him allow three runs on three hits and a walk (despite striking out three) cost them the game. Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Wilin Rosario was 0-for-2 with a walk.

A (Advanced) - Modesto: L 9-6 (54-53)
Thomas Field (15), Scott Robinson (2), and David Christensen (5) each homered for the Nuts, but it wasn't enough to get past Stockton, who hit Juan Nicasio and Isaiah Froneberger pretty well en route to the win. Nicasio allowed six runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings with two walks and five Ks, and Froneberger didn't fare any better in 1.1 innings, giving up three runs on four hits. On the bright side, Casey Weathers pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout to lower his ERA with Modesto to 10.29. Field and Robinson paced the Nuts with two hits apiece.

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A - Asheville: W 7-2 (50-55)
Tyler Matzek went seven innings and allowed one run on just three hits. He only struck out two and did walk three, but he was able to keep the ball on the ground for the most part and was only hurt by a solo home run in the fifth inning. Matzek is now 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA, but still has to get past some control issues. Offensively, the Tourists were led by Carlos Martinez, who hit his first two home runs of the season and drove in three. Delta Cleary Jr. and Eliezer Mesa each had two hits, and Dallas Tarleton hit his second homer of the year.

A (Short-Season) - Tri-City: W 10-6 (20-23)
Led by Hector Gomez, Jeremiah Sammy, and Dominic Altobelli (each of whom had three hits), the Dust Devils racked up 10 runs on 17 hits and cruised past Everett. Only two of the 17 hits went for extra bases, as Gomez and Chandler Laurent each tripled. Ricky Testa picked up the win after going two innings in relief of Erik Stavert (who had some control issues) and allowing two unearned runs while striking out three.

Rookie - Casper: L 7-6 (18-22)
Despite also pounding out 17 hits, the Ghosts were unable to come out on top, largely due to a six-run inning by Ogden in the seventh. Bruce Kern was charged with the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits in 1.1 innings of work. Todd Helton had three hits, all of which were singles, and drove in three runs. Brett Tanos also had three hits of his own. Rafael Ortega went 2-for-5 with a homer, while Cristhian Adames, Blake McDade, and Juan Crousset contributed two hits apiece.

The DSL Rockies had the day off.